PROVO - As reports circulated that Brandon Davies had been suspended from Brigham Young's basketball program for having premarital sex with his girlfriend, NCAA scoring leader and BYU guard Jimmer Fredette insisted that he, too, was facing any number of potential suspensions and would likely be kicked off BYU's team and stricken from its record books.
"I'm not proud of what I've done, but with my brother Brandon suspended for his disregard for the moral code, I would be a hypocrite if I continued to play for BYU," Fredette said, adding "I can't go into detail, but I have indulged in a great many suspendable offenses."
BYU's honor code requires that students must remain "chaste and virtuous." When pressed for details on how he failed to live up to this honor code, Fredette hesitated.
"Obviously, I'm extremely embarrassed to let my teammates down and we all make mistakes, so I don't know if I should say anything. It was, I mean...they...they were all pretty hot. You know how, uh, when you grab a woman's breast... it feels like... a bag of sand?" Fredette added.
Fredette was quick to add that he was embarrassed about his numerous offenses, but could hardly be blamed, because he'd fallen under the influence of a hard lifestyle.
"All the women, they were really hot. But I can barely remember it, because I had drank so much. I was drinking a case of O'Doul's like every night. And I was, uh, mixing vodka in with my Caprisun. Sometimes it's hard though, it's hard to get the straw in the pouch when you're so hammered," Fredette insisted.
Despite Fredette's insistence that he faces myriad disciplinary actions, BYU has not announced any suspensions for Fredette. Indeed, BYU basketball coach Dave Rose denied that Fredette faced any suspension.
"Everybody who comes to BYU, every student if they're an athlete or not an athlete, they make a commitment when they come. A lot of people try to judge if this is right or wrong, but it's a commitment they make. It's not about right or wrong. It's about commitment. Jimmer's shown that commitment. He's a model player and a role model, I haven't even seen him look at a can of Coke in his four years here. And girls? Whee golly. Let's just say it's a good thing he's scoring a lot on the court," Rose said.
Rose expected no disciplinary action would be needed toward Fredette.
"And he calls himself Jimmer. He's got a real name, a name that's at least pubescent, and he calls himself Jimmer. Yeah, I think if the NCAA would allow it, he'd be able to play for BYU for another decade or more," Rose said.
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